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University Mace 

The University Mace, a symbol of 
leadership and authority, is a visual 
embodiment of tradition in academ- 
ic circles. Presented during the 
institution's 75th anniversary in 
1987, the mace is displayed only at 
formal events attended by faculty and 
top administrators dressed in full aca- 
demic regalia. The evolution of the 
University's name is depicted on sil- 
ver disks on the mace's bronze head. 



University Banner 

The University banner, introduced 
at our first commencement as The 
University of Memphis in August 
1994, incorporates our seal sur- 
rounded by the traditional gold laurel 
wreath. The internal shield depicts 
higher education's torch of learning 
and book of knowledge as well as 
our state's commerce and industry 
symbols. Our opening date of 1912 
is shown below the shield. 



Presidential Medallion 

The Presidential Medallion sig- 
nifies position, authority and trust 
and is worn by the President dur- 
ing official academic functions at 
the University. Commissioned by a 
group of distinguished alumni and 
friends and presented to the Uni- 
versity in 1974, the Presidential 
Medallion combines institutional 
symbols with chain links honoring 
all presidents of the University. 



WINTER CONVOCATION 

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EIGHTY-SIXTH COMMENCEMENT 




TheUniversity 
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10:00 A.M. 
December 13, 1997 
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J. Ivan Legg, Provost 

Donald K. Carson, Vice President for Student 

Affairs and Vice Provost for Enrollment 

Services 
R. Eugene Smith, Vice President for Business 

and Finance 
James I. Penrod, Vice President for Information 

Systems and CIO 
M. Kate Rose, President, Student Government 

Association 
Harold W. Byrd, President, The University 

of Memphis Alumni Association 
Amy R Dietrich, Chair, Faculty Senate 
Ralph J. Faudree, Jr., Dean, College of Arts 

and Sciences 
Richard R. Ranta, Dean, College of 

Communication and Fine Arts 
Toni Bargagliotti, Dean, Loewenberg School 

of Nursing 
H. Ramsey Fowler, Dean, University College 
Maurice I. Mendel, Dean, School of Audiology 

and Speech-Language Pathology 



1 . Dr. V. Lane Rawlins, President 

2. The Honorable Robert Jack Fishman, Speaker 

3. The Honorable Maxine Smith, Member of the 

Tennessee Board of Regents 

4. The Honorable William H. Watkins, Jr., Member, 

Tennessee Board of Regents, and Member, 
University Foundation Board of Trustees 

5. Dr. Van N. Oliphant, Interim Vice President for 

Advancement 

6. Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, Vice Provost for Academic 

Affairs 
Ms. Jennifer Ellen Laws, Soloist 
Dr. Linda L. Brinkley, Vice Provost for Research and 

Dean of the Graduate School 
Dr. Donna M. Randall, Dean, Fogelman College of 

Business and Economics 
Dr. Donald J. Polden, Dean, Cecil C. Humphreys 

School of Law 
Dr. John W. Schifani, Assistant Dean, College of 

Education 
12. Dr. Richard C. Warder, Jr., Dean, Herff College of 

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1 . Mrs. Anita J. Lenhart, Pronouncer 



LOWER STAGE 

2. Dr. Robert W. McDowell, Pronouncer 



PROGRAM 

PRESIDING Dr. J. Ivan Legg 

Provost 

PRELUDE AND FANFARE 

Celebration in Brass Andrew Boysen 

Procession of the Nobles N Rimsky-Korsakov 

City of Flags David Uber 

Fanfare for the New Millennium (composed for the University) David Spencer 

The University Brass Ensemble 
Mr. David W. Spencer, Conductor 

PROCESSIONAL* 

Pomp and Circumstance Sir Edward Elgar 

PRESENTATION OF COLORS* The Color Guard 

The Joint Services Honor Guard 

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM* Francis Scott Key 

Ms. Jennifer Ellen Laws, Soloist 

THE PRESIDENT'S WELCOME Dr.Y Lane Rawlins 

President of the University 

ADDRESS The Honorable Robert Jack Fishman 

Vice Chairman, The Tennessee Board of Regents 
A 1955 graduate of the University, Robert Jack Fishman is publisher and editor of Tennessee's Morristown Citizen 
Tribune, which he co-founded in 1966. He is also president of Lakeway Publishers Inc., a group of six newspapers in 
East and Middle Tennessee. Mr. Fishman is immediate past chairman of the 4,000-member National Newspaper 
Association and a member of the board of directors of the Newspaper Association of America. A long-time advocate 
for accessible college education in Tennessee, Mr. Fishman serves as vice chairman for the Tennessee Board of Regents. 

PRESENTATION OF THE CANDIDATES The Academic Deans 

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES IN COURSE Dr. Rawlins 

PRONOUNCERS Ms. Anita J. Lenhart 

Dr. Robert W. McDowell 
The Doctoral Degrees The Specialist and Master Degrees The Baccalaureate Degrees 

SALUTATIONS TO THE CLASS 

President, Student Government Association Ms. M. Kate Rose 

President, Alumni Association Mr. Harold W. Byrd 

THE ALMA MATER* J. W Brister 

Ms. Laws 
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Guests are requested to remain in guest seating during the ceremony; and, after the 
Alma Mater, to remain in place until the Platform Party has departed. 

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THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS 

THE HONORABLE DON SUNDQUIST, Governor of Tennessee, Chairman, ex officio 

THE HONORABLE JANE WALTERS, Commissioner of Education, ex officio 

THE HONORABLE DAN WHEELER, Commissioner of Agriculture, ex officio 

THE HONORABLE RICHARD G. RHODA, Interim Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, ex officio 

THE HONORABLE F. EVANS HARVILL, Oarksville 

THE HONORABLE ROBERT JACK FISHMAN,Vice Chairman, Morristown 

THE HONORABLE ROBERT L. GAMBLE, Chattanooga 

THE HONORABLE CLIFFORD H. HENRY, JR., Marysville 

THE HONORABLE ED JERNIGAN, Brentwood 

THE HONORABLE JANE G. KISBERJackson 

THE HONORABLE W KEITH McCORD, Knoxville 

THE HONORABLE LESLIE PARKS POPE, Nashville 

THE HONORABLE J. STANLEY ROGERS, Manchester 

THE HONORABLE DEBORA J. SEIVERS, Columbia 

THE HONORABLE MAXINE A. SMITH, Memphis 

THE HONORABLE WILLIAM H . WATKINS , JR. , Memphis 

THE HONORABLE AMY P. DIETRICH, Faculty Regent 

THE HONORABLE RYAN DURHAM, Student Regent 



DR. CHARLES E. SMITH, Chancellor 



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HISTORICAL HERITAGE 

From the opening of its doors in 1912 as a normal school for training teachers to its present status as one of 
Tennessee's two comprehensive universities, The University of Memphis has been thrust forward by the growth of 
Memphis and the Mid-South. A town oriented to a rural economy and culture in 1900 grew into a large urban and 
commercial center by mid-century, and the city's public institution of higher learning experienced comparable growth. 

The normal school grew from a few hundred students (1912-1925) to a teachers' college with a better staff and 
an enrollment of up to a thousand (1925-1941), then to a state college with an expanded curriculum in liberal arts, 
business and graduate education for three to four thousand students (1941-1957), until the institution achieved university 
status in 1957. Memphis State University became The University of Memphis as of July 1, 1994. 

It was not an easy struggle. As the city of Memphis grew and prospered, the demand for a completely developed 
public university grew. Finally, legislators and board members agreed about The University of Memphis' role and 
approved the change urged so forcefully by concerned local citizens, several presidents, alumni and faculty members. 

The metropolitan requirements for more highly trained university graduates have, of necessity, caused The University 
to expand all its offerings in arts and sciences, business, the fine arts, education, engineering and technology, law, 
and several special professional fields. More than 75 percent of the full-time faculty have earned the highest possible 
degree in their fields. 

With its five Centers of Excellence and 22 Chairs of Excellence, The University of Memphis is in the forefront 
of research and instruction in this region. Our students have the opportunity to study under some of the country's 
best educators. Therefore, every graduate of The University of Memphis should be able to compete effectively with 
his or her counterparts from any other respected university in the nation. 



// this mind 

reaches out for all 

the learning of the past and all 

the great dreams of the future, 

feed it that upon which 

it will grow .... 



John Trotwood Moore, 1922 



ACADEMIC DRESS 



The following information is to help our visitors identify the costumes seen in the commencement procession: 

Academic dress originated at universities in the Middle Ages when a warm gown and hood were necessary in unheated buildings. 
For centuries these gowns distinguished students from their fellow citizens; sometimes this distinction in dress symbolized unfortunate 
controversies between "town and gown". The European habit of using academic robes came to this country in the eighteenth century 
with the founding of what is now Columbia University. In 1895, American universities and colleges standardized their styles of academic 
costumes, and this system, with occasional modifications, is still in force. Today, the various colors, trimmings, and patterns of gown, 
hood, and cap are all traditional and symbolize both the degree and field of learning. 

GOWNS: American academic gowns are usually of black material, and their pattern varies with the degree held. The bachelor gowns 
are relatively simple in design with a closed front and long, pointed, open sleeves. Master's gowns have an open front with long, 
closed sleeves, the arms extending through a slit at the elbow, giving the appearance of short sleeves. Doctoral gowns are the most 
elaborate with velvet panels down the open front and three velvet bars on the bell-shaped sleeves. 

HOODS: The hoods, differing in length for the three degrees (bachelor's, master's, and doctor's), are lined with the colors of the 
institution that granted the degree. Hoods are also trimmed with the color that heralds the major field of learning. 

CAPS: A square mortarboard is the approved headgear. The tassel, fastened to the middle point of the top of the cap, is black or 
the color appropriate to the subject; it may be gold if the holder has a doctor's degree. The University of Memphis has adopted 
the practice of having candidates for the bachelor degree wear the tassels on the right front side before degrees are conferred and 
shift them to the left at the moment when the degrees are awarded to them. 

In the last few years, many universities have decided to return to a distinctive gown design. For instance, Columbia's is now slate 
gray, Rochester's a dandelion yellow, Northwestern's is purple. The doctoral gown, with facing of black velvet, now has sleeve bands 
in the color of the wearer's discipline. Some have replaced the mortarboard with a soft velvet tarn with a gold tassel. 

Following is a list of the hood and tassel colors that represent several categories of learning: 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White Journalism Crimson 

Audiology & Speech Pathology Dark Blue Law Purple 

City & Regional Planning Scarlet Red Music Pink 

Commerce, Accountancy, Business Sapphire Blue Nursing Apricot 

Communication Arts Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue 

Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green 

Education Light Blue Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Engineering Orange Science Golden Yellow 

Fine Arts Brown Social Work Citron 

Home Economics Maroon 

All hoods are edged with the above colors. These same colors may be used for the facing and sleeve bars of doctoral gowns and 
tassels on bachelors' and masters' caps. 

The lining of the hood indicates the university granting the degree — for The University of Memphis, blue and gray. Among other 
institutional colors represented at this commencement are those for Arkansas, red and white; Chicago, maroon; Columbia, light blue 
and white chevron; Duke, royal blue with white chevron; Emory, navy blue with gold chevron; Harvard, crimson; Illinois, navy blue 
with two orange chevrons; University of Iowa, old gold; Kansas, navy blue with cardinal chevron; Northwestern, purple with gold 
chevrons; Ohio State, scarlet with silver gray chevron; Rice, silver above blue; Texas, white above orange; Vanderbilt, black and gold; 
Wisconsin, bright red; Yale, royal blue. 




The University of Memphis Alumni Association has been in existence for almost 70 years and represents more than 60,000 
alumni of the University. 

The mission of the Alumni Association is to strengthen the relationship between the alumni and their alma mater in order 
to effectively support the University's priorities. It seeks to achieve this mission through communication, activities and events that 
involve and inform alumni. 

In addition to general alumni programs, the Association sponsors 19 geographically based area clubs and 16 college and special- 
interest constituent chapters that provide opportunities for grass-roots involvement by alumni. 

The Alumni Association's activities and programs are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and the diverse interests 
of alumni are represented through the Alumni Council. 

Membership in the Alumni Association is open to all graduates and former students of the University who pay annual or lifetime 
membership fees. New graduates receive their membership at no charge for the first year following commencement. Parents and 
other non-alumni supporters may become affiliate members upon payment of membership fees and acceptance by the Alumni 
Board. 

The Association is housed in the Alumni Center, a beautifully furnished facility located on the corner of Spottswood and Normal. 
In addition to housing the alumni offices, the facility annually hosts more than 450 meetings and events that attract the participation 
of 11,000 alumni and friends. 



UNDERGRADUATE 
CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES 

GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION 

Based on a grading system of "A" as 4.0, three 
designations of graduation honors are recognized.* 

Summa Cum Laude With Highest Distinction 3.80 - 4.00 Gold Cord 

Magna Cum Laude With High Distinction 3.50 - 3.79 Crimson Cord 

Cum Laude With Distinction 3.25 - 3.49 White Cord 

GRADUATION WITH HONORS 

With the approval of the University Honors Council, The University of Memphis offers several 
departmental honors programs. These programs involve a combination of special honors course work, 
independent study, and usually an honors thesis or project. Students who successfully complete a 
departmental honors program are awarded their degrees with honors in their area of concentration 
(e.g., With Honors in English). 



"Note: Because of time limitations imposed in preparing this program for commencement, listing for graduation 
with distinction was based on a minimum of forty-five (45) graded semester hours and the grade 
point average as of the term prior to the final semester. Final determination of graduation with 
distinction will be based on a minimum of fifty (50) graded semester hours, including the final 
semester, and on the cumulative grade point average as of graduation. 




THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School 
Linda L. Brinkley, Ph.D. 

The Graduate School of The University of Memphis is the center of advanced study and research 
within the University. The basic objectives of The Graduate School are: (a) to preserve and disseminate 
knowledge now available in the humanities, the sciences, and the various professional areas 
represented by the departmental graduate faculties; (b) to extend knowledge through basic research; 
and (c) to prepare men and women to assume a more responsible and useful role in society. 



DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS 

Michael Julian Bates - Department of Music 

B.M.Ed. 1966, Bradley University 

M.M., 1968, The University of Illinois 

Dissertation: "Factors Involved in the Selection of Music Education as a 

Career Choice by 11th and 12th-Grade African-American 

Students" 
Major Professor: Dr. David Russell Williams, Professor 



DOCTOR OF EDUCATION 



Carolyn Sue Hull-Toye - Department of Leadership 

B.S., 1975, Tennessee Temple University 

M.Ed., 1976, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 

Dissertation: "Does the College Experience Affect Students' Degree 

Aspirations?" 
Major Professor: Dr. John C. Smart, Professor 



Brenda M. Kinney - Department of Counseling, Educational 
Psychology and Research 

B.S.N., 1978, The University of Tennessee Center for the Health 
Sciences 

M.S.N., 1984, The University of Tennessee at Memphis 

Dissertation: "The Relationship of Type A Behavior Patterns to Scores 
on Beck's Hopelessness Scale and to Varying Vital 
Statistics of a Sample Population of Multiple Sclerosis 
Patients" 

Major Professor: Dr. Russell E. Thomas, Associate Professor 



Poonam Kumar - Department of Instruction and Curriculum 
Leadership 

B.S., 1986, Maharshi Dayanand University 

M.A., 1988, Maharshi Dayanand University 

M.A.Phil., 1990, Maharshi Dayanand University 

Dissertation: "Kindergarten Children's Attitudes Toward Children with 
Disabilities: An Examination of Differences Associated 
with Gender and Social Interaction Styles" 

Major Professor: Dr. Bonnie B. Greer, Professor 



John Calvin Lowrance - Department of Leadership 

B.S., 1979 The University of Tennessee at Martin 

M.S., 1981, The LIniversity of Tennessee at Martin 

Dissertation: Perceptions and Expectations of the Role of School 

Superintendents i>i the State of Tennessee as Reported by 
School Board Chairpersons and School Superintendents" 

Major Professor: Dr. Frank W. Markus, Professor 



DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (continued) 



Jeryl McCormick Nickey - Department of Leadership 

B.A., 1971, Memphis State University 

M.A., 1973, Memphis State University 

Dissertation: "The Relationship Between Selected Teacher 

Characteristics and Perceptions Toward Experienced 

Change" 
Major Professor: Dr. Robert H. Beach, Professor 



Juanita Brooks Thompson - Department of Leadership 

B.A., 1964, Bethel College 

M.Ed., 1987, Memphis State University 

Dissertation: "The Relationship Between Nonverbal Communication 

Skill and Effectiveness in Influencing Opinion" 
Major Professor: Dr. Robert H. Beach, Professor 



Theresa Ross Smith - Department of Leadership 

B.A, 1973, Trinity College 

Ed.M., 1975, Columbia University 

M.A., 1975, Columbia University 

Dissertation: "The Identification of Barriers to College Environment by 

Navy Personnel" 
Major Professor: Dr. John R. Petry Professor 



DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 



Osamah Mohammad Alkhazali - Academic Area of Finance 

B.S., 1985, Yarmouk University 

M.A., 1989, Alabama A & M University 

M.B.A., 1988, Alabama A & M University 

Dissertation: 'An Empirical Analysis of Stock Returns, Inflation, and 

Interest Rates in the Pacific-Basin Countries" 
Major Professor: Dr. C. S. Pyun, Professor 



Ssu-Ching Chen - Department of Biology 

B.S., 1982, China Medical College 

M.S., 1988, National Defense Medical College 

Dissertation: "Studies of the Mutagenicity and Toxicity of Benzidine, 

p-Phenylenediamine and Their Analogues" 
Major Professor: Dr. King-Thorn Chung, Professor 



Melvin Edwin Bender - Department of History 

A.A., 1977, Central Baptist College 

B.S.Ed., 1979, The University of Central Arkansas 

M.A., 1987, The University of Central Arkansas 

Dissertation: "'A Small School with a Big Heart': The History of Central 

Baptist College, 1952-1992" 
Major Professor: Dr. David M. Tucker, Professor 



Debin Chen - Department of Civil Engineering 

B.S., 1983, Tianjin University 

M.S., 1986, Tianjin University 

Dissertation: "Least Weight Design of 2-D and 3-D Geometrically 

Nonlinear Framed Structures Using a Genetic Algorithm" 
Major Professor: Dr. Shahram Pezeshk, Associate Professor 



Amy Louise de Jongh - Department of Biomedical Engineering 

B.S.E.E., 1992, Memphis State University 

M.S., 1993, Memphis State University 

Dissertation: "Modeling Transvenous Defibrillation in the Human 

Thorax" 
Major Professor: Dr. Frank J. Claydon, Associate Professor 



Jerry Michel Derrick - Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell 

Sciences 
B.S., 1991, Memphis State University 
Dissertation: "Characterization of a Unique Synthetic Peptide Which 

Acts as a Platelet Agonist Reveals Evidence Supporting 

Novel Integrin Functions" 
Major Professor: Dr. T Kent Gartner, Professor 



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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (continued) 



Jay Paul Ginsberg - Department of Psychology 

B.S., 1974, Yale University 

M.A., 1982, Brandeis University 

M.A., 1991, Brandeis University 

Dissertation: "A Test of Residual Memory Deficits after Recovery from 
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Dissociation of Priming 
of Perceptual Identification from Recognitio>i of Word 
Stimuli" 

Major Professor: Dr. Charles J. Long, Professor 



Michael Cory Halliburton - Department of History 

B.A., 1988, Memphis State University 

M.A., 1990, The University of Wisconsin at Madison 

Dissertation: "Konrad Lorenz and the Etbological Synthesis: Culture, 

Nature. Context" 
Major Professor: Dr. Abraham D Kriegel, Professor 



Gina Susan Hogue - Department of History 

B.S.Ed., 1983, Arkansas State University 

M.S.Ed., 1984, Arkansas State University 

Dissertation: "Jimmy Carter: A Man of His Times. Not the First Post- 
Cold War President nor a Visionary Only a Realistic 
Idealist" 

Major Professor: Dr. David Tucker, Professor 



Scott A. Inks - Academic Area of Marketing 

B.S., 1987, Purdue University 

M.B.A., 1993, Ball State University 

Dissertation: "Understanding the Factors Affecting Salesperson 

Acceptance of Sales Force Automation Implementation: 
An I)i vest igation of Sales Force Change" 

Major Professor: Dr. George H. Lucas, Professor 



Anil Kumar - Academic Area of Management Information Systems and 

Decision Sciences 
B.Com., 1983, Punjab University 
M.B.A., 1989, New Hampshire College 
Dissertation: "Global Executive Information Systems: Key Issues and 

Trends" 
Major Professor: Dr. Prashant C. Palvia, Professor 



Lijun Liu - Department of Civil Engineering 

B.S., 1983, Chong-Qing Institute of Communication 

M.S., 1986, Institute of Engineering Mechanics 

Dissertation: "Ground Motion Estimation and Its Application in the 

Seismic Hazard Analyses of West Tennessee" 
Major Professor: Dr. Shahram Pezeshk, Associate Professor 



David Michael Smith - Department of Civil Engineering 

B.S.C.E., 1993, The University of Missouri at Rolla 

M.S., 1995, The University of Memphis 

Dissertation: "Physical and Chemical Interactions Between 

Trichloroethylene and Undisturbed Loess" 
Major Professor: Dr. Thomas S. Fry, Professor 



Zhihua Xiang - Department of Mathematical Sciences 

B.S., 1984, Hangzhou Teacher's College 

M.S., 1996, Memphis State University 

Dissertation: "The HIV Epidemic: I. Bayesiau Estimation of the HIV 
Infection and Incubation Distribution through 
Backcalculation; II. The State Space Model of the Hl\ 
Epidemic with Variable Infection in Homosexual 
Population" 

Major Professor: Dr. Wai-Yuan Tan, Professor 



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GRADUATE DEGREES IN ARTS AND SCIENCES 

MASTER OF ARTS 

The candidates for this degree have majored in anthropology, criminal justice, 
English, geography, history, philosophy, political science, romance languages, school 
psychology, or sociology 



Noah Palmer Bate 
B.A., 1993, The University of 
Florida 

Maura Black Bulick 
B.A., 1989, Memphis State 
University 

John Allen Covington 
B.A., 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Mary Kavanagh Dando 
B.A., 1977, University of Dublin 
B.A., 1992, Memphis State 
University 

Wendy D. Daniels 

B.S., 1996, Radford University 

Laura Ann Dearing 
B.A., 1994, The University of 
Louisville 

April Leigh Elam-Dierks 
B.A., 1996, The University of 
Memphis 

Raymond Ezell 
B.A., 1994, Western Kentucky 
University 

Robert Douglas Ferguson 
B.A., 1996, The University of 
Memphis 



Thomas Kenny Fountain 

B.A., 1995, Brewton-Parker College 

Jennilyn Gibson 
B.A., 1993, Rhodes College 
Rebecca L. Green 
B.A., 1991, Elon College 

Amy Lynn Gullett 
B.A, 1996, The University of 
Kentucky 

Sean Paul Hanahan 
B.A., 1993, Central Connecticut 
State University 

James Daniel Hardin 

A.S., 1986, Phillips Junior College 

B.S., 1987, University of the State of 

New York Regents College 
M.A, 1990, The University of Texas 

at Arlington 

Marilyn Diane Izzi 

B.A, 1995, Hendrix College 

Beverly Jane Johns 
B.A., 1985, Memphis State 
University 

Kimberly Paige Lindsey 
B.A, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Christina M. Logston 
B.A., 1994, The University of 
Memphis 



Charlotte Cope Malone 
B.A, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Dana Lynch McKelvy 
B.A, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Ludmila Mitchell 
B.A, 1991, The University of 
Gdansk 

Olliette Murry 

B.A, 1995, Rhodes College 

Barbara Ann Myers 
B.A, 1996, The University of 
Memphis 

David Anthony Payne 
B.A, 1993, The University of 
Tampa 

Samuel Keith Pryor 
B.A, 1988, Memphis State 
University 

Donna Elizabeth Reeves 
B.A, 1994, The University of North 
Carolina at Charlotte 

Shawn Fewell Spradley 

B.A, 1996, Harding University 

Quentin R. Suffren 

B.A, 1993, Memphis State 

University 



Carlos A. Thomas 

B.S, 1992, Vanderbilt University 

Otis C Thomas 
B.S, I960, Tennessee State 
University 

Kyndel Turvaville 

A.A, 1992, Santa Fe Community 

College 
B.A, 1994, Auburn University 

Kelly A. Walburn 
A.A, 1992, Phillips County 
Community College 
B.A, 1994, Delta State University 

Peter Alexander Webb 

A.A, 1988, Delgado Community 

College 
B.A, 1994, The University of New 

Orleans 

Berlyn A. White, Jr. 
B.S.Ed, 1972, Memphis State 
University 

Stephen C. Williams 
B.A, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Donald Wilson 
B.A, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 



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MASTER OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING 



The candidates for this degree have placed emphasis on areas of study such as 
land use and transportation planning, land use regulations or urban design. 



Thomas O. Chamberlain 
B.S., 1993, Indiana University 

Shannon Mae Bangham Dixon 
B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Daniel Joseph Frazier 
B.S., 1994, Memphis State 
University 



Kevin Dwayne Montague 
B.S.E.E, 1991, Memphis State 
University 

Sonya Blythe Schenk 

B.A, 1990, Ambassador College 

Sridhar S. Sunkara 

B.A., 1995, Andhra University 



Brian M. Tilton 

B.S., 1992, Kansas State University 

William Dunlap Veazey 
B.A., 1992, Pennsylvania State 

University 



Daniel L. Veroff 

B.A., 1981, Wesleyan University 

Marie A. Zwolinski 
B.A., 1991, Memphis State 
University 



MASTER OF FINE ARTS 

The candidates for this degree have majored in fine arts. 



Kerry Anne Hillis 

B.A., 1995, The University of Memphis 

M.A., 1997 The University of Memphis 



Genevieve Jacqueline Romano 
B.A., 1995, Hofstra University 



MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 

The candidates for this degree have majored in health administration. 



Carole Gray Coles 

B.S., 1988, Memphis State University 

Eva Ladonnis Hampton 

B.S., 1988, Jackson State University 



Doris Dukes McCann 

B.S.N., 1984, Memphis State University 

Rebecca Barron Reynolds 
B.S., 1993, The University of Tennessee at 
Memphis 



Robert Mark Ribolini 
A.A., 1988, Columbia State College 
B.B.A., 1988, Columbia State College 
B.S.N., 1993, The University of Tennessee at 

Memphis 

G Michael Worsham 

B.S.Ph., 1980, The University of Mississippi 



MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

The candidates for this degree have majored in public administration in the areas 
of general public administration, health service administration, human resources 
administration or urban management and planning. 



Fred C B. Bannerman-Williams 

B.A., 1989, LeMoyne-Owen College 

M.S.L.S., 1990, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville 

M.A., 1994, The University of Memphis 



Karen Lee Stuart 

A.S., 1972, Memphis State University 

B.RS., 1990, Memphis State University 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE 



The candidates for this degree have majored in biology, chemistry, geography, 
geological sciences, physics, psychology, or mathematics. 



Ashraf Anwar 

B.S., 1991, Alexandria University 

Farha Azaz 

B.E., 1995, Osmania University 

Susan Heard Barton 

B.A, 1994, Rhodes College 

Karla Jaclyn Blume 

B.A., 1995, California State University at 
Long Beach 

Monica Chatterjee 

B.S., 1992, Andhra University 

David S. Dean 

B.A., 1992, The University of Tennessee at 
Knoxville 

Kelly Tetkoskie Doan 
B.A., 1994, The University of Arkansas at 
Little Rock 

Mary Katherine Freeman 
B.S., 1977, The University of Arkansas at 
Monticello 

Ji Gao 

B.S., 1993, Jinan University 

Yuan Gao 

B.S., 1992, Beijing University 

Denise Priscilla Iva Head 

B.A., 1993, The University of New Orleans 

David Judson Holton 

B.S., 1995, The University of Colorado 



Tracy Lynn Hopkins 

B.A., 1991, West Virginia University 

Susan Serksnis Hutson 
B.S., 1975, The University of Tennessee at 
Knoxville 

Stephen E Kelley Jr. 

B.A, 1994, Rhode Island College 

Kalyan Krishnamurthi 
B.E, 1995, Anna University 

Zhen Lu 

B.S, 1985, Suzhou Medical College 

M.S., 1991, Suzhou Medical College 

Shannon Alta Maris 

B.S, 1993, Rhodes College 

Ronald L. McDonald 

B.S, 1970, McNeese State University 

Abdul Subhan Mohammed 
B.E, 1995, Osmania University 

Abdur Raafay Mohammed 
B.E, 1995, Osmania LIniversity 

Amy Rebekah Epstein Murrell 

B.A, 1995, The University of Memphis 

Nicole Kirstin Noyd 

B.A, 1995, Rutgers University 

Ravi Nudurumati 

B.S, 1990, Andhra University 



Kimberly Renee Palmer 

B.A, 1995, The University of South Alabama 

James Franklin Ramsey 
B.S, 1996, Lambuth College 

Patrick William Sears 

B.A, 1993, Memphis State University 

Deborah Kay Sirratt 

B.A, 1994, Rhodes College 

Jody Lynn Stobbe 

B.S, 1990, Kentucky Wesleyan College 

Shrenik R Tolia 

B.E, 1994, University of Bombay 

Kalyan C. Vavilapalli 

BT, 1994, Andhra University 

Xingqiang Wang 

B.S, 1986, Yunnan University 

James Manning Weir, Jr. 

B.A, 1994, Connecticut College 

Dongzhen Zhang 

B.S, 1989, Tsinghua University 

Yongmei Zhang 

B.S, 1995, Nankai University 

Xingyan Zhao 

B.S, 1987, Harbin University of Science 
and Technology 



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GRADUATE DEGREES IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

The candidates for this degree have majored in business administration in the 
areas of accounting; economics; finance, insurance and real estate; management, 
management science and operations management; marketing; law; the executive 
program; management information systems, or international business. 



Mukta Ajrnani 
B.S., 1987, Delhi University 
M.S., 1989, Indian Institute of 
Technology 

Percy Lee Baker, Jr. 
B.B.A., 1988. LeMoyne-Owen 
College 

Anuroopa Basavaraju 
B.E., 1995, Rashtreeya Vioyalaya 
College of Engineering 

Cordell J. Brown 
B.S.E.E., 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Russell Brendon Church 
B.B.A., 1996, The University of 

Memphis 

Jason Britt Copeland 
B.B.A., 1996, The University of 
Memphis 

Charles Lynn Cossar 
B.B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Gregory Leroy Darville 
B.S., 1989, Oakwood College 

Martha Lucia Delgado 
B.A., 1988. Christian Brothers 
1 "niversity 

Daniel M. Dow ty 

B.S., 1982, Christian Brothers 

College- 
Charlotte Elaine Easter 
B.S., 1985. Lane College 



Kent Matthew Edgerton 
B.A., 1995, Rhodes College 

Matthew Hoyt Ellis 
B.S., 1990. The United States Naval 
Academy 

Michael Leroux Figgins 

B.A., 1996, Harding LJniversity 

Camille Cook Gilley 
B.S., 1990, The University of 
Wisconsin at Madison 

Ashley Goetz 

B.B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Jason Berton Golden 

B.S.B.A., 196 Mississippi College 

Trisha Margaret Groeschell 
B.S., 1993, The University of 
Wisconsin at Madison 

Brian R. Hackler 

B.S.E.E, 1991, Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University 

Brandi Alyne Jackson 
B.A., 1995, Millsaps College 

Robert Joseph Johnston 
B.B.A.. 1996, The University of 
Memphis 

Michael Alexander Jones 
B.B.A., 1995. The University of 

Memphis 



Lei Geng Kang 

B.E, 1992, Shanghai Institute of 
Foreign Trade 

James Paul Kelly III 
B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Jeffrey David Leggett 

B.B.A., 1995, Freed-Hardeman 

University 

Kimberly Brooke Lichterman 
B.A, 1993. Rhodes College 

Larcenia Martin 
B.S., 1993, Christian Brothers 
University 

Brad Hamilton McCollum 
B.B.A., 1992, Memphis State 
University 

Barbara A. McCrary 
B.B.A, 1995, Austin Peay State 
University 

Alexis Lee Meaders 

B.B.A., 1990, The University of 

Mississippi 

Herbert Marlon Mhoon 
B.S.E.T, 1984. Memphis State 
University 

Linda Kathryn Moorhead 

B.B.A., 1988,' Texas Tech University 

Danielle Therese Muse 
B.B.A., 1996 The University of 

Tennessee at Martin 



Praparat Naranuwat 

B.S., 1995, Kasetsart I 'niversity 

Kimberly S. Odom 
B.B.A., 1994, The University of 
Mississippi 

Eileen E. Olewinski 
B.A., 1988, Memphis State 
University 

Marshall Farrokh Ollia 
B.B.A.. 1996, Stetson University 

Gayle Lorraine Powelson 
B.B.A., 1981. Memphis State 
University 

Julie Ann Robertson 
B.B.A., 1996 The University of 
Memphis 

Gregory Thomas Robitaille 
B.A., 1989. Colgate University 
M.A., 1997. The University of 

Memphis 

Betsy Leigh Rodriquez 
B.B.A.. 1995, The University of 

Memphis 

Adrian Alexzander Rounds 
B.S.. 1990. The University of 

Mississippi 

Ted Robert Scott 
B.B.A., 1990. Memphis State 
University 

Libiao Shang 

B.A., 1991, Daqin Petroleum 

Institute 



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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (continued) 



Xudong Shao 

B.A., 1982, Inner Mongolia Normal 

University 
M.A., 1985, Huazhong Normal 

University 

Sharon R. Simpson 

B.A., 1990, Rhodes College 

Nicholas Jerel Sims 
B.A., 1992, Trinity College 
J.D., 1995, Howard University 

Mark Taylor Smitherman 
B.S., 1990, The United States Naval 
Academy 



Jereme Cole Sullivan 
B.B.A., 1996, The University of 
Memphis 

Nattawat Suwan 
B.S., 1995, University of Thai 
Chamber of Commerce 

Eldon Bracton Thoma IV 
BA., 1996, Vanderbilt University 

Kerri J. Tinsley 

B.S.B.A., 1996, The University of 
Arkansas at Fayetteville 

Karen R. Todd 
BA., 1989, Arkansas State 
University 



Julie M. Walton 
B.S, 1990, Western Carolina 
University 

Cheryl Ann Wasilewski 
B.BA., 1993, Eastern Michigan 
University 

Ruth E. Whitworth 
B.BA, 1984, Abilene Christian 
University 

Corky Fitzgerald Wicks 

B.S, 1989, Jackson State University 

Rita Jeanette Williams 
B.S.B.A, 1992, The University of 
Tennessee at Martin 



Rolland MacArthur Williams 
BA, 1992, Middle Tennessee State 

University 

Kametris Dionne Wyatt 
B.BA, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Mohammed Sulman Yaser 
B.E, 1990, Bangalore Institute of 
Technology 



MASTER OF SCIENCE 



The candidates for this degree have majored in accounting, or business 
administration in the areas of finance, insurance, and real estate; management; 
marketing; real estate development or management information systems. 



Carolyn Leondra Carpenter 
B.BA, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Charis Leonida Christodoulou 
B.S, 1996, The University of 
Colorado 

B. Michael Coop 
B.BA, 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Harold Greig Cummings III 
BA, 1986, The University of the 

South 
M.B.A, 1992, Wake Forest 

University 

Barry E. Cummins, Jr. 
B.S.B.A, 1991, Christian Brothers 
University 

Michael Elliot Dearen 
B.BA, 1994, Memphis State 
University 



Victoria Dixon Deaton 
BA, 1981, The University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Russell Andrew Hosea 

BA, 1989, Wake Forest University 

M.I.M, 1991, American Graduate 

School of International 

Management 

Melissa Rochelle Lawson 
B.BA, 1996, The University of 
Memphis 

Anita Louise Elaine Lockridge 
B.S.B.A, 1980, Chicago State 

University 

Elizabeth Anne Lynn 

B.S, 1981, Miami University 

Weilin Xi McKee 
BA, 1985, Shangdong University 
MA, 1990, Beijing Foreign Studies 
University 



Ying Meng 

B.S, 1993, LIniversity of Electronic 
Science and Technology 

Russell R. Palmer 
B.BA, 1991, Memphis State 
University 

Pradipkumar N. Patel 
B.S.E.E, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Tracey Mitchell Petty 

B.S, 1989, Jackson State University 

William Alan Ruben 
B.BA, 1980, Memphis State 

University 
A.S, 1982, State Technical Institute 

at Memphis 
M.B.A, 1996, The University of 

Memphis 

Claire Anne Ruddy 
BA, 1993, The University of 
Southern Maine 



Lisa Hadley Rudolph 

A.S, 1986, State Technical Institute 

at Memphis 
B.BA, 1994, The University of 

Memphis 

Kathy Adams Samson 
B.S, 1984, The University of 
Mississippi 

Marguerite Mary Scanlon 
B.S.C.E, 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Garrett Shayne Smith 
B.BA, 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Christopher K. Townsend 
B.BA, 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Siddharth S. Turakhia 

B.S, 1994, Kansas State University 



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GRADUATE DEGREES IN COMMUNICATION AND FINE ARTS 

MASTER OF ARTS 

The candidates for this degree have majored in art history, communication or 
journalism. 



Kenneth Kelly Armstrong 

B.A., 1994, The University of Memphis 

Wai-tze Bing 

B.A., 1973, The University of Hong Kong 

Melissa Blackwood Booth 

B.A., 1987, Memphis State University 

Michael Stanley Borota 
B.A., 1992, Elon College 

Richard Leonard Bullington 
B.A., 1991, Rhodes College 

Robert Burns 

B.A., 1979, Case Western Reserve University 
M.D., 1983, State University of New York 
at Buffalo 



Lynn Cunningham 

B.A., 1990, Texas Tech University 

Peter James Curtis 

B.A, 1991, Villanova University 

Tuba Gokcek 

B.S., 1993, Bilkent University 

Kimberly Ann Helminski 

B.A., 1991, Memphis State University 

Anne Hoehn-Garrison 
B.A., 1976, Bowdoin College 

Yuichi Kurokawa 

B.A., 1994, The University of Tokyo 



Anne Marie Law 

A.A., 1989, Muskegon Community College 

B.A., 1991, Western Michigan University 

Sue Lynn Perry 

B.A., 1986, Memphis State University 

Anthony Patrick Roy 

B.A., 1995, The University of Memphis 

Nicole M. Sapnar 

B.A., 1994, Bloomsburg University 

Jennifer Burke Werner 
B.A., 1993, The University of Tennessee 
at Knoxville 

Julian Maclin Williamson III 
B.A, 1989, Union University 



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MASTER OF FINE ARTS 

The candidates for this degree have majored in art or theatre. 

N. Christine Conley Daryl Lisa Fazio Virginia Doss Hill 

B.A., 1974, Lake Forest College B.S., 1994, Northwestern University B.EA., 1993, Mississippi State University 

Jason Briggs Cormier E. Paul Getaz 

B.A., 1994, Rhodes College Ch.B., 1968, University of Cape Town 

M.B., 1968, University of Cape Town 



MASTER OF MUSIC 

The candidates for this degree have concentrated in performance, music history, 
Orff Schulwerk, sacred music, pedagogy, music education, or jazz and studio music. 

Ernest W Scarbrough, Jr. Emanuel Francisco Serra Lea VanMerkestyn Talley 

B.M., 1996, Indiana University B.M., 1993, Dalhousie University B.S., 1991, The University of Illinois 



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GRADUATE DEGREES IN EDUCATION 

EDUCATION SPECIALIST 

The candidates for this degree have placed emphasis on such areas of study as 
instruction and curriculum leadership, leadership and policy studies, higher and 
adult education, counseling and personnel services, or educational psychology and 
research. 



Ronald Lum Goo 

B.EA., 1975, Arkansas State University 

M.A.T, 1981, Memphis State University 



Carla Phipps Graham 

B.S., 1995, Arkansas State University 

M.A., 1996, The University of Memphis 



Keela C. Partee 

B.S., 1989, Mississippi State University 

M.A., 1996, The University of Memphis 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

The candidates for this degree have majored in instruction and curriculum 
leadership with emphasis in areas of early childhood education, elementary 
education, secondary education, or special education. 



Jacqueline Laurie Adams 
B.A., 1995, Rhodes College 

Daniel Andrew Arms 

A.A., 1991, Brevard Community 

College 
B.S., 1993, Florida State University 

Dana Lynn Baker 
B.S., 1986, Christian Brothers 
University 

Mary Suzanne Beach Beaudry 
B.S.E.T, 1984, Memphis State 
University 

Katherine K. Bell 
B.S., 1974, Auburn University 
M.S., 1976, The University of 
Alabama at Tuscaloosa 



Kathy Ann Blakely 

B.A., 1982, The University of 

Mississippi 
M.L.S., 1983, The University of 

Mississippi 

Larry J. Briggett 

B.A., 1982, Morris Brown College 

Jean Bartlett Callahan 

B.A., 1976, San Jose State University 

Laura Vulliet Cario 
B.EA., 1994, The University of 
Mississippi 

Mark Douglas Carson 

A.A., 1989, Northwest Mississippi 

Community College 
B.S., 1991, The University of 

Southern Mississippi 



Joseph Melvin Cooper 
B.A., 1993, Davidson College 

Carol Michelle Crawley 
B.M.Ed., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Helen Henry Davis 
B.S.B.A., 1983, The University of 
Tennessee at Martin 

Jennifer Segrest Davis 
B.A., 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Clarence Cornelius Dickson 
B.A.. 1978, Memphis State 
University 

Lynne Ann Dorough 

B.A., 1996, The University of 

Memphis 



Bennetrious Dawn Easley 
B.B.A., 1991, Memphis State 
University 

Nora Christine Eason 

B.A., 1996. The University of 

Memphis 

Barbara Jean Emery 

B.S., 1967, Grove City College 

Nevenia Anissa Evans 
B.S.H.E., 1992. Memphis State 
University 

Jennifer Johnson Fischahs 
B.S.B.A., 1993, The University of 
Arizona 

Sonya Joanna Forbes 

B.EA.. 1995, The University of 

Memphis 



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MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (continued) 



Amy French 

B.S.Ed., 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Jill Goldberg 

B.S.Ed., 1994, The University of 
Tennessee at Knoxville 

Kimberly Senteney Grant 
B.A., 1996, The University of 
Tennessee at Knoxville 

Mark Allen Gray 

B.S., 1993, Tennessee Technological 
University 

Mary Carolyn Green 
B.S.H.E, 1993, The University of 
Tennessee at Martin 

Larry Gene Hall 

B.S., 1991, Delta State University 

B.EA., 1991, Delta State University 

Holly Harris Hicks 
B.B.A., 1992, Memphis State 
University 

Teri M. Hoffman 
B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Wendy Jones Johnston 
B.S.Ed., 1975, Memphis State 

University 

Floyd Marcellus Jones, Jr. 
B.S.E.E, 1983, Tennessee State 

University 



Kim Cates Jones 
B.S., 1992, Memphis State 
University 

Alfreda Kizer 

B.S.B.A., 1989, The University of 
Southern Mississippi 

Wendy Labon 
B.A., 1991, Michigan State 
University 

Lisa Annette Lampkin 
B.A., 1990, Memphis State 
University 

Carl William Long 

B.S., 1992, Memphis State 

University 

Melissa Lovell 

B.S., 1986, Arkansas State University 

Glynis Brazil McGee 
B.EA., 1990, Valdosta State 
University 

Elizabeth Sheehan Nelms 
B.S., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Kendra Bland Newman 
B.S.H.E., 1988, Memphis State 
University 

Lisa Diane Newton 
B.S., 1984, Southwest Missouri State 
University 



Andrea Erin Niesse 

B.S., 1993, Purdue University 

Andy Keith Northern 
B.S.Ed., 1992, Memphis State 

University 
Jodi Ann Osborn 
B.S., 1991, The University of 

Missouri at Columbia 

Suzanne Elizabeth Pretsch 
B.A., 1991, Mount Saint Mary's 
College 

Scott B. Price 

B.A., 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Deborah Lenore Mackey Reese 
B.S., 1983, The University of 
Tennessee at Martin 

Debra Lynn Robinson 
B.A., 1984, Memphis State 

University 

Wendi J. Robinson 
B.S, 1991, The University of 
Alabama at Tuscaloosa 

Darrin White Rose 
B.S., 1988, The University of 
Tennessee at Knoxville 

Cynthia A. Shambaugh 
B.A., 1991, The University of South 
Florida 



Dorann Simmons 
B.B.A, 1992, The University of 
Mississippi 

Victoria Margarita Soesbe 
B.A., 1991, The University of 
Georgia 

Mark Anthony Stephens 
B.A., 1991, Christian Brothers 

LIniversity 

Terri Linette Stephens 

B.A., 1994, Washington University 

Gloria Jneil Taylor 
B.A., 1978, Memphis State 
LIniversity 

Stacey Leigh Thompson 
B.A., 1991, Memphis State 
University 

William Arthur Tillner 
B.A., 1991, The University of South 
Florida 

Mary Marjorie Weber 
B.A., 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Lori Jill Williams 

B.A., 1991, Memphis State 

University 

John Gregory Wright 

B.A., 1990, Columbus College 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE 

The candidates for this degree have majored in the areas of consumer science 
and education, clinical nutrition, counseling and personnel services, educational 
psychology and research, instruction and curriculum leadership, human movement 
science, or leadership and policy studies. 



Melanie Gayle Abrams 
B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

DeBorah Williams Askew 
B.BA., 1979, LeMoyne-Owen 
College 

Angela Barger Bartholomew 
B.S., 1993, The University of 
Tennessee at Martin 

Stefan ie Yoakum Beasley 
B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Barbara Belzer Budynas 
B.A., 1990, The University of South 
Carolina 

Carrie Davis Burns 
B.A., 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Kimberly Campbell 

BA., 1980, Southwest Texas State 

University 
M.Div, 1986, Texas Christian 

University 

Glen Bernard Chapman 

B.S., 1975, Memphis State University 

Amy J. Chisholm 

B.S., 1992, Bethany College 

Jennifer Leigh demons 
B.S.Ed, 1993, Memphis State 
University 



Brande Drake Collier 

B.S.Ed, 1994, Delta State University 

Leta Marie Cook 

B.S.Ed, 1990, Centenary College of 
Louisiana 

Olive Ann Curl 

B.S, 1971, Middle Tennessee State 
University 

Chelle Massey Daniels 
B.S, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Elizabeth Melton Darke 
BA, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Tammy Churchill Davison 
BA, 1993, The University of 
Mississippi 

Cheri Noel Devault 

BA, 1990, Baylor University 

Kelly Walker Douglas 
B.S, 1992, Memphis State 
University 

Janice Amelia Drago 
B.S.Ed, 1992, Memphis State 

University 

Gregory R Drozda 

B.S.B.A, 1995, Marquette University 

Kasia Bosek Ferguson 

BA, 1996, The University of 

Memphis 



Stacie Elizabeth Frazine-Putman 
B.S, 1991, The University of 
Tennessee at Knoxville 

Patricia C. Friedman 

A.A, 1987, Dade Community 

College 
BA, 1995, Memphis State 

University 

Brett Davis Gooch 

B.RS, 1986, Memphis State 

University 

Sally N. T Graham 
B.S, 1979, Central Michigan 
University 

Andrea Kim Hanson 
B.S, 1989, Austin Peay State 
University 

Darrell Jackson Hastings 
BA, 1976, Fisk University 

Cynthia Westbrook Hutching 
A.S, 1990, Dyersburg State 

Community College 
B.S, 1992, The University of 

Tennessee at Martin 

Betty H. Jackson 

B.S, 1975, Union University 

Veronica Maraschino Jackson 
BA, 1992, Memphis State 
LIniversity 

Bobbie Brakefield Jefferson 

B.S, 1970, Jackson State University- 



Randy J. Jelinek 

A.A.S, 1978, North Dakota State 

School of Science 
BA, 1987, The University of North 

Dakota 

Peggy Ann Jelks 
B.S, 1991, Union University- 
Susan Slate Mathews Johnston 
BA, 1995, Loyola University 

Michelle Kimberly Kornberger 
B.S, 1995, Chestnut Hill College 

Craig C Krueger 
BA, 1980, Belhaven College 
M.Div, 1987, Memphis Theological 
Seminary 

Cheri L. Krull 

B.S.Ed, 1993, Memphis State 

University- 
Betty A. Lawson 
B.A, 1992, Memphis State 

LIniversity 

LaTonya Artrice Lott 

B.S, 1995, Jackson State University 

Dena Leanne Martin 
B.S.Ed, 1991, Memphis State 
University 

Christy Nicole Mathews 
B.S, 1994, The University of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE (continued) 



Blythe Bourne McCance 

B.M., 1991, William Carey College 

Dawn Rose Miller-Duval 
B.A., 1991, The University of 
Wisconsin at Green Bay 

Mindy Dawn Morris 
B.S.Ed., 1992, Memphis State 
University 

William Stephen Murray II 
B.B.A., 1988, Memphis State 
University 

Carla Umfleet Owens 

B.S, 1979, Memphis State University 

Heather Rhea Patterson 
B.A., 1992, Millsaps College 

Jennifer Johnston Payne 
B.S.Ed, 1991, Memphis State 
University 

Patrick Lynn Perry 
B.A, 1993, Memphis State 
University 



Donna R. Petrie 

B.S., 1991, Oral Roberts University 

Merri Beth Pike 

A.S., 1990, Salem Community 

College 
B.S, 1995, Lambuth University 

Linda E Pillow 
B.S.Ed, 1983, Memphis State 
University 

BeLinda E Pratcher 
B.A, 1993, Memphis State 
University 

Jacqueline Reeves 
B.A, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Christopher Grant Robbins 
B.B.A, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Marie Marks Roberson 
B.S, 1970, Appalachian State 
University 



Mary A. Ross 

B.S, 1973, LeMoyne-Owen College 

Martha Truett Sanders 

B.A, 1966, Vanderbilt University 

M.A., 1995, West Georgia College 

Bradley Floyd Schleppi 

B.A, 1993, Campbell University 

Carolyn Ann Schmidt 
B.S, 1995, Mississippi State 
University 

Bridget Jacinta Shelton 

B.S, 1995, Middle Tennessee State 

University 

Jennifer L. Smith 

B.A, 1992, Stetson University 

Callie L. Steward 
B.S, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Michael E Stewart 
B.A, 1986, The University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro 



Stephanie East Stonecipher 
B.S, 1995, Union University 

Seann Leon Taylor 
B.S, 1994, The University of 
Memphis 

Katliy England Thompson 
B.S, 1975, Lambuth College 

Leslie E. Todd 

B.S, 1989, The United States 
Air Force Academy 

Rita Marion Underhill 
B.S, 1995, The University of 
Memphis 

Juanita Wilchie 
B.A, 1992, The University of 
Tennessee at Knoxville 

Susan Meeks Wooldridge 
B.S.N, 1991, Memphis State 
University 



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GRADUATE DEGREES IN ENGINEERING 

MASTER OF SCIENCE 

The candidates for this degree have majored in civil engineering, electrical 
engineering, industrial & systems engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical 
engineering or engineering technology. 



John Keith Anderson 
B.S.E.E.. 1989, Tennessee Technological 
University 

Prasad G. Bandari 

B.E, 1992, Nagpur University 

Larry W Burdette 

B.S.E.E., 1990, Memphis State University 

Barry Alan Carroll 

B.S.M.E, 1994, Christian Brothers University 

Bradley James Davis 

B.S.C.E., 1996, The University of Memphis 

Joe William Ferguson 

B.S.. 1992, Auburn University 

Jian Gao 

B.S.. 1994, Zhejiang University 

Ravindranath Hajeebu 

B.S., 1996, Andhra University 

Venkateswara R. Kandula 
B.E, 1993, Osmania University 



Maclhu V Kolachina 

B.Tech., 1995, Nagarjuna University 

Thomas Vincent Lease 

B.S., 1993, Pennsylvania State University 

Heui Seong Lim 

B.A., 1995. The University of Memphis 

Congxiao Lu 

B.E., 1992, Tsinghua University 

Nan Luo 

B.S.E.E., 1991, Huazhong University of Science 

and Technology 
M.S., 1994, Wuhan University of Technology 

Bhupendra R. Mehta 

B.E., 1994, Thadomal Shahani Engineering 
College 

Keith Jeran Morris 

B.S.ET, 1996, Memphis State University 



Richard Lyle Pasley 

B.S.E.E, 1961, Christian Brothers College 

M.S., 1967, St. Mary's University 

M.B.A., 1974, Florida International University 

M.A., 1988, Boston University 

M.B.A., 1992, St. Xavier University 

Jitendra N. Patel 

B.S.E.E, 1992, Memphis State Universii\ 

Janice Ann Replogle 

B.S.E.E, 1996, The University of Memphis 

Gayatri Seshadri 

B.S., 1996, University of Madras 

Akash J. Shah 

B.E. 1995. University- of Bombay 

AmareswaraRao Varada 
BT, 1995, Koneru Lakshmaiah College 
of Engineering 

Deepa Venkitaraman 

B.S., 1995, Bangalore University 



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CECIL C. HUMPHREYS SCHOOL OF LAW 

Dean Donald J. Polden, J.D. 

The faculty of the School of Law is proud to present for conferral of the Juris Doctor degree the 
men and women who have successfully met all of the requirements for graduation as established by 
the School of Law. These graduates are not only prepared to enter into the practice of law at this time, 
but they are prepared for a lifetime of leadership in the legal profession. The School of Law endeavors 
to inculcate in each graduate a sense of responsibility to improve the providing of legal services to all 
persons and segments of society. Above all, the School of Law endeavors to impress upon each 
graduate the necessity for maintaining high ethical standards which are expected of lawyers in today's 
society. These graduates are entering a profession that is vital to the preservation of a free and 
democratic society, and they are well prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. 



James Mark Alston 
B.S, Lane College, 1981 

Journey L. Beard 

B.S., University of Dayton, 1980 

David R Czap 

B.S., Temple University 1986 

Harold E. Dorsey 

B.A., North Georgia College, 1994 

Bryan Patrick Griffin 

B.A., Springhill College, 1992 

Deborah Denise Griffin 
B.B.A., The University of Memphis, 
1993 

Karen Elizabeth Brewer Hall 
M.R.E., Duke University 1986 
B.S., Lambuth College, 1983 



David Wayne Hill 

M.E., Lincoln Memorial University 

1993 
B.S., Tennessee Technological 

University, 1984 

Rivers Harlow Humber 
B.A., The University of Memphis, 
1995 

Sabine R. Koji 

B.A., University of Central Florida, 
1995 

Steven Louis Levy 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 1978 

Kerrie Lee Gamel Mahoney 
B.A., The University of Memphis, 
1993 

Timothy Brian McConnell 
B.S., East Tennessee State University 
1991 



Rodney Craig Miller 

B.A., University of Georgia, 1994 

John David Moore 

B.S., Southeast Missouri State 

University 1990 
B.A., Southeast Missouri State 

University 1990 

Michael Scott Shipwash 

B.A., University of Florida, 1994 

Mark Howard Taylor 

M.G.S., Drake University 1992 

B.S., Iowa State University 1986 

Michael Gregory Williams 
B.S., The University of Tennessee, 
Chattanooga, 1995 

Robert Jay Wittmer 

B.S., University of Miami, 1978 

Patricia Ann Woods 

B.S., Mankato State University 1980 



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THE LOEWENBERG SCHOOL OF NURSING 

Dean Toni Bargagliotti, DNSc. 

The primary function of the School of Nursing is to offer a program of study designed to prepare 
students for careers in professional nursing. As a part of a comprehensive university, the School of 
Nursing is dedicated to the development of scholarship in nursing and to providing services 
supportive of the institutional mission. The School of Nursing is committed to the following purposes: 
(1) Provide a curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing essential to 
beginning professional practice and graduate study in nursing; (2) Promote the intellectual, personal 
and professional development of students by offering a curriculum which combines a strong liberal 
education with the professional major; (3) Provide a plan of study with flexible options that are 
responsive to the individual learner's needs; (4) Encourage the use of opportunities available in a 
comprehensive university setting to foster values, attitudes and personal qualities essential to living a 
fulfilling life and contributing to society; (5) Produce graduates who demonstrate competence in 
conceptual, functional and interpersonal skills basic to beginning professional nursing practice in a 
variety of settings. (7) Prepare graduates who assume leadership roles to effect change for a healthy 
society. The program is accredited by the National League of Nursing. 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING 

Terri Anne Whiteside, summa cum laude 



Sharon Fran Alford, magna cum laude 
Mary Paula Birbiglia, magna cum laude 
Charles Foster Crowell, magna cum laude 
Cara Rust Davidson, magna cum laude 
Angela Joy Dunavant, magna cum laude 
Holly Joye Forsythe, magna cum laude 



Rachel Amy Gray, magna cum laude 

Laura Brown Higdon, magna cum laude 

KathrynAnn Martin, magna cum laude 

Gina Marie Norman, magna cum laude 

Julie Anne Smith, magna cum laude 

Mary Ann Wittber, magna cum laude 



Kim Elaine Alexander, cum laude 

Christine Ruth Biggs, cum laude 

Dawn Marie-Anne Bobbin, cum laude 

Heather Alicia Burt, cum laude 

Troy Dean Carr, cum laude 

Kristine Louise Cook, cum laude 

Virginia Karan Couch, cum laude 



KristinaAnne Davis, cum laude 

Amy Elizabeth Duffy, cum laude 

Paula Max Dycus, cum laude 

Cheryl L. Garza, cum laude 

Don Robert Graves, Jr., cum laude 

Diana L. Howell, cum laude 
Deborah Diane Laster, cum laude 



Jennifer Hargett Martin, cum laude 

Shirley Denise McKnight, cum laude 

Renee Alicia Miller, cum laude 

David Alan Pojman, cum laude 

Chandra LaToya Simmons, cum laude 

Angela DawnTribble, cum laude 



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SCHOOL OF NURSING (continued) 



Brett Ann Badgley 
Linda Jean Baker 
Lisa Monique Berry 
Dayton Lee Blake 
Melanie Ann Bosi 
James E. Brady 
Jacqueline Brown 
Patricia Goodson Buckles 
Kristin Ann Cheseldine 
Catherine Denise Clark 



Kim Archibald Fowler 
Terri Laine Hendrickson 
Deborah Lynn Hill 
Shelley Folbre Hood 
Angela Christine Jones 
Debra Kay Kidd 
Julie Denise Knight 
Wendy Michelle Likes 
Penny Marie Lonkar 
DeShea Donovan Mitchell 
Yavette Elmore Montague 



Patricia Lynn Nowak 
Jennifer H. Owens 
Janice Lynn Padgett 
Robert Joseph Pegram 
Kenneth Leroy Pettitjr. 
Karen Deeanne Pugh 
Richard Allen Redmond 
Cassie Lee Reese 
Margaret Ann Mclnally 
Gayle G. Patterson 
Gina Lynn Seratt 



Fred Joseph Sesti, II 
Garnette Smith 
Melvin Masim Velasquez 
Season Rushelle Walker 
Angela Michelle Wetzel 
Mary Ann White 
Kerri Church Whitt 
David E.Wiener 
Tonya Denise Williams 
Edward Aaron Yarbrough, Sr. 



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THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 

Dean H. Ramsey Fowler, Ph.D. 

As The University of Memphis' college of lifelong learning, University College works with students 
on the development of individualized and interdisciplinary programs and/or with students whose 
schedules and places of residence inhibit or prevent them from completing courses on the main 
campus. Through Bornblum Judaic Studies, it presents the rich intellectual and cultural traditions of 
the Jewish people within the contexts of world cultures. The Paralegal Studies program offers 
baccalaureate professional training. And finally, through its division of Baccalaureate Programs, it 
offers students the opportunity to develop and complete individualized and interdisciplinary concen- 
trations within the Bachelor of Liberal Studies and the Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees. 

BACHELOR OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 

Mary L.Jordan, summa cum laude 



Marty Morgan, magna cum laude 



Lorenda L. Robertson, magna cum laude 



Amy Lynn Wood, magna cum laude 



Marion Anthony Caldwell, cum laude 



Millie Josey Gillis, cum laude 
Diane Marie Nadolni, cum laude 



David E. Hall, cum laude 



Celia J. Abbott 
Khari Gha -is Alimayu 
Todd Owens Baker 
Katherine Leigh Bearden 
Catherine Olivia Chandler 



Melissa Jaine Christian 
Kelli Harris Davis 
Gwendolyn Fugh Dillihunt 
Gretchen Geske Gintz 
Tobey Price Hubbard 
Pamela Valencia Hughes 



Mariloujean Idland 
Barbara Darlene Jones 
Janis Mabon Jones 
Arthur L. Martin, Jr. 
Gregory Lenard Mathis 
Robert Andrew Owen 



David Shawn Reap 
Stephanie K. Rudolph 
Sandra Denise Scott 
David Michael Vitek 
Arneshia Kim Wiley 



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THE HERFF COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

Dean Richard C. Warder, Jr., Ph.D. 

The Engineering College's function is to provide education and research opportunities in the 
principal fields of engineering and engineering technology for the benefit of the industries and 
agencies of the metropolitan area, the state, and the nation.This purpose is accomplished by providing 
professional education in the principal fields of engineering, education in the major areas of four-year 
engineering technology, and graduate education in all areas. The programs in engineering and 
engineering technology are accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and 
Technology The following are the degrees offered with the appropriate concentrations within the 
respective areas: 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 

Donny Dwayne Davidson, magna cum laude 

John Matthew Lowe, magna cum laude 

Lorie Harris Tudor, magna cum laude 



Sarah Fred Irick, cum laude 



Jeffrey Alan Ball 

Julie Christine Etherton 



James Scott Nelson 
Christopher Lynn Tillman 



Thomas Michael Wahl 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 

Jerrod Shawn Jackson, magna cum laude 
(with honors in Electrical Engineering) 



Adam Randall Bryant, cum laude 



James Alan Gregory, cum laude 



Jatin Y. Majmudar, cum laude 



Clifford Akpotosevwe 
Rhonda Rene Graves 
Ty Scott Hagan 



David D. Hisky 

Joseph Anthony Marfone 



Julian Andre Martin 
Joseph C. Perkins 



Melissa Bowers Riales 
Jermaine R. Smith 
Shan-Chuan Weng 



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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

Micah Andrew Lenox, magna cum laude 

Robert E. Summers, cum laude 
William Joseph Trusty, Jr., cum laude 



Hal David Botwinick 
Michael Allen Carroll 



Jeremy Steven Cross 
Rena A. Cummings 



Peter Kenneth Hobe 
Michael Alan Morton 



Shane McFarland Sullivan 
Michael Jason Trexler 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Eric Scott Corbin, magna cum laude 

Gilbert Drew Gay, magna cum laude 

San-Aranggi Soemardjan, magna cum laude 

William Christopher Baker, cum laude 

David Todd Bramuchi, cum laude 

Robert Elmer Ogle, cum laude 

Jerry Edward Ward, cum laude 



Christopher Lee Boyd 
Rena A. Cummings 
Allyson Nichole Ellis 
Stan M. Ferguson III 



Cecil Lawrence Hall 
Michael Jason Hall 
Brian Russell Hedin 
Howard Lorenzo King 
Christopher Neil Marcrum 



Rita Marie Palazzi 
Phillip Michael Smith 
Brian Ray Spaulding 
Amy Marie Stokes 
Reginald O.Tate 



Benjamin J. Thoele 
Troy Allen Thompson 
Justin Watson Tipton 
Ellen Agnes Watkins 



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THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Dean Nathan L. Essex, Ph.D. 

The College of Education pursues six stated goals. One goal is "to provide preparation programs 
that produce teachers and certain other professional personnel sufficient in quantity and competence 
to help meet the needs of the state, region, and nation." 

Undergraduate programs provided by the College of Education lead to the Bachelor of Science in 
Education. 

Degree programs consist of three basic components. General Education courses comprise 
approximately 45% of each degree program. Professional courses make up from 25% to 40% of the 
total requirements, depending on the particular program followed. The remaining portion is used to 
develop one or more specializations. 

In addition to prescribed courses, graduates of the various degree programs are required to meet 
criteria related to personal and professional fitness for their chosen careers. Field-based laboratory 
experiences are included in all teacher preparation programs in the College. 



Laura Claire Bergman, summa cum laude 
Lisa Buckner Graves, summa cum laude 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION 

Kristin Keli Kirkpatrick, summa cum laude Karen Ann Morman, summa cum laude 

Janet Epley-Lunn, summa cum laude Renee Yvette Wages, summa cum laude 

Melissa Ann McCarthy, summa cum laude 



Karen L. Blakley, magna cum laude 
Timothy Andrew Bowen, magna cum laude 
Karen Denise Hughes, magna cum laude 



Winifred Dionne Kearney, magna cum laude 
Coy Bruce McKinzie, magna cum laude 
Karen Elaine Mills, magna cum laude 
Julie Wood Reagan, magna cum laude 



Trenell Dionne Scott, magna cum laude 
Pamela Lynn Tate, magna cum laude 
Ambreen G. Usmani, magna cum laude 



Amy Melissa Atwater, cum laude 
Melissa Lynn Bodenheimer, cum laude 
Julie Katherine Brunson, cum laude 
Jami Janelle Fowler, cum laude 
Rennie R. Givens, cum laude 



Jean M.Jaworski, cum laude 
Chandra Trinette Jordan, cum laude 
Kimberly Kae Pappin, cum laude 
Michael T Ryan, cum laude 



Ruth Ann Sanders, cum laude 
Selena Kay Sasser, cum laude 
Patricia Ann Thomas, cum laude 
Susan Cathleen Weaver, cum laude 
Mary Ann Wilkerson, cum laude 



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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (continued) 



Alexandria Mary Akin 
Anita Diane Albonetti 
Teresa Albonetti 
Ravettra Chauneatha Allen 
Wendy Birmingham Ashley 
Kimberly Diane Baker 
Leah Alison Bell 
Jason Pierre Bolden 
Nicco Renee Bolden 
Audrean Jerrice Bond 
Amy Patricia Budlong 
Melissa Dempsey Bullock 
Monica Lynn Burlison 
John Paul Calley 
Mandy Teaford Cantrell 
Susan Amy Capodiferro 
Latonia Renae Cawthon 
Julie Anne Clark 
Mildred Annette Clark 
Julie Anne Cloar 
Chiresse Yevette Cole 
Richard Marshall Coleman 
Stephanie Renee Cooper 
Patricia Lynn Culley 
Laura Leigh Dally 
Rachael Ann Dodd 



Paula Michelle Ebling 
Deborah L. Ellison 
Angela Brown Erickson 
Tanya Maria Favazza 
Jere Joe Forrest 
Seth Davis Forsyth 
Colin Graham Foster 
Robert Foust 
Fonda L. Fracchia 
Christopher Wayne Fransioli 
Kari Ann Fratesi 
Deborah Clark Freeman 
Trina Vining Gillam 
Amy Susan Glenn 
William Charles Glenn, Jr. 
Carmen Yvette Gregory 
Hunter Andrew Gremore 
Polly Lynn Harris 
William David Hatch 
Andrea Lynn Herenton 
Sonja Ramage Hicks 
Tracie Renee Hill 
Yvette Shuntay Holloway 
Jon David Houser 
Mark B. Howard 
Jeffrey Louis Ince 



Kari Elizabeth Jarrett 
Toya Yolanda Jenkins 
Sherwanda Yvette Jones 
Melita Nichole Jordan 
Teresa Anne Joyner 
Ricky Lydell Kizer 
Cynthia Ann Lawler 
Anne Livingston Lea 
Eugene Lockhartjr. 
Shaneka Shundrel Lopez 
Kim Samone Louis 
Jonathan Matthew Lovelace 
Michael Ray Lowe 
Virginia Lynn Lutz 
Annette Mathews 
Anita Lynn Mays 
Robert Lane McCarter 
Veronique Lasonia McDade 
Teresa Bain McHaney 
Chester Lee Morgan 
John Joseph Mulrooney, Jr. 
Allison Paige Murphy 
Jennifer Leigh Nuckolls 
Charles Douglas Oldham 
Jennifer H. Owens 
Bridget Camille Page 



Meredith Christine Parker 
Kimberly Marie Parker-Devauld 
Kelli Paige Pender 
Stcphaine Taylor Person 
Kelly Diane Powell 
Christy Sue Pullman 
Soukhy P Rasasack 
Sam Thomas Rhodes 
Amy Jackson Robertson 
Ryan Michael Roskelly 
Karen Rene' Rutherford 
Kami Lynne Shoffner 
Amber Simco- Wilson 
Quitman Dwayne Spaulding 
Ebony Tamara Standi fer 
LeeAnne Elizabeth Stiles 
James Bart Stowe 
Tadeusz Surowka 
DeAnna Threneedra Tatum 
Kristin Rochelle Thomas 
Kristin Ann Wainright 
Chad Edward Whitlock 
Carol Teresa Whitten 
Kateana Vasion Wilkins 
Sheila Gibbs Williams 
Montrice Shavelle Wilson 



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THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND FINE ARTS 

Dean Richard R. Ranta, Ph.D. 

The College of Communication and Fine Arts is ultimately centered on visual and audible symbols 
whose rational and emotional values it is the mission of the College to create and explore. In the belief 
that perception is largely shaped by experience, the College of Communication and Fine Arts offers a 
range of symbolically rendered experiences, both individual and collective, in the hope of broadening 
and sensitizing the perceptions of its students. 

Through its various professional courses of study, it prepares students to work toward careers in 
the fine or applied arts, communication, or the performing arts, whether as practitioners, teachers, 
artists, or consultants. The College offers three degrees by which to accomplish its purposes: 

BACHELOR OF ARTS 

Candidates for the oldest of the traditional baccalaureate degrees are students 
who have majored in art history; journalism with concentrations in either 
advertising, broadcast news, public relations, or news editorial; or communication 
with concentrations in broadcast and electronic media, communication, or film and 
video production. 



Jared Brandon Smith, summa cum laude 



Brandi M.Avery Spencer, summa cum laude 



Kirsten Nicole Stewart, summa cum laude 



Alexia Mavourneen Fulgham, magna cum laude Jennifer Riley Harrison, magna cum laude 

Mario Joseph Musarra, magna cum laude 



Naomi Catherine Williams, magna cum laude 



Jennifer Jane Bledsoe, cum laude 
Victoria Marie Greer Loving, cum laude 



Brandon Scott McNeill, cum laude 
Lisa Renee Riggs, cum laude 



Richard Newsom Armstrong 
Christina Lambard Avent 
Rochelle Latrice Barkley 
Christopher Harrison Berry 
Michelle GaLynn Bledsoe 
Brigette Leigh Brandon 
Christine Jeanette Coats 
Kevin Renard Cox 
Tracy Deann Drake 
John David Farrar 
Shelley Denise Forrest 
Kimberla Renee Gibbs 



Yolanda Lee Graves 

Hayley Marie Hargraves 

Marcus DeShawn Howard 

Angel Ann Howell 

Park Gordon Jarrett, IV 

Christina Danielle Jenkerson-Molasky 

Catina Latrice Johnson 

John Thomas Kallaher 

Christopher David Kauker 

James Clayton Keller, III 

Michelle Heidi Leib 

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Keith Darnell Mason 
Lee Gertrude Massey 
William Donald Mayfieldjr. 
William Newkirk Michael 
Kathleen Esther Moorhead 
David Wesley Morphy 
Katherine Meece Perry 
Bryan Francis Pietrijr. 
Jeffrey Burns Rademaker 
Mark E. Rives 
Kristine Jo Rodman 



Kimberly Latreece Rogers 

Detria Michelle Seawood 

Sam Lee Shirey 

Mark Christopher Simmonds 

Denise Michelle Smith 

Hasting Stewart, Jr. 

Monique La'Shann Straw 

Shunya Takeuchi 

Marie Taylor 

Troy Wayne Thompson 

Kristi B.Woods 



BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS 



Candidates for this professional degree have majored in art with concentrations 
in either art education; graphic design; interior design; ceramics, painting, sculpture, 
and printmaking; or photography; or theatre and dance with concentrations in either 
performance, design and technical production or dance. These graduates have been 
provided with greater opportunities for specialized study in their chosen field than 
could be possible under other baccalaureate programs. 

Angela Van de Walker Christopher, summa cum laude 

John David Marston, magna cum laude 



Anna Elizabeth Baugh, cum laude 
Casey John Chapman, cum laude 



Erin Denise Healy, cum laude 
John Michael Maness, cum laude 



Melanie Linette Moreland, cum laude 
Siamak Motaghian, cum laude 



Brad William Anderson 
Reuben Lee Brunson, III 
Shannon Dee Rogers Capshaw 
Stephanie Codianne 
Bradford Wood Collier 
Priscilla Sample Coyle 
Cynthia Hood Donnelly 



Ruth Ellen Doyle 
Michael Edward Elrod 
Julie Margaret Freres 
Christiane Granquist 
Lindi Lane Harber 
Brian Andrew Helm 
Lauren Kellie Hicks 



Anita Dione Jarred 

Le'Shon Chauncey McCutcheon 

Karla Layne Merritt 

Stephen Dale Oden 

Deborah Elrod Patterson 

Carrie Anne Permenter 

Craig Donald Peterson 



Brent Lee Phillips 
Holly Michelle Seek 
Shannon Terrell Smith 
Amy Kay Sorensen 
Jana Claire Wilkinson 
Jeffrey Cloar Ziegenhorn 



BACHELOR OF MUSIC 



Candidates for this professional degree have majored in music with 
concentrations in performance; sacred music; composition; music history; or school 
music; or in commercial music with concentrations in music business, recording 
technology, jazz and studio performance or jazz and studio composition/arranging. 
These graduates have been provided with a greater opportunity for specialized study 
in a field of music than would be possible under other baccalaureate programs. 



Bryan Scott Finley, summa cum laude 
Robin Kay Finley, summa cum laude 



Toby John Johnson, summa cum laude 
Kimberlyjean Richardson, summa cum laude 



Elizabeth Renee Whitaker, magna cum laude 



Jane Elizabeth Boyd 
William Davis Corson, Jr. 
Elliot A. Glickfield 



Paul Henry Henderson, rV 
Jennifer Ellen Laws 



Ann L. McLean 
John H.Truebger 



Jason Dyer Westmoreland 
Eric John White 



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THE FOGELMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

Dean Donna M. Randall, Ph.D. 

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics offers a comprehensive undergraduate degree, 
the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The goal of the undergraduate program of the 
Fogelman College of Business and Economics is to provide the basic education needed to prepare a 
person to enter the field of business and to move rapidly from an entry level position into a managerial 
position. 

We believe the curriculum that best accomplishes this goal consists of four components. First, a 
broad foundation of course work is provided in the liberal arts and sciences. At least 40 percent of the 
work taken by each student in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics is in the humanities, 
the social sciences, the natural and physical sciences, communications, and mathematics. 

Second, the curriculum includes a significant amount of study of the economic and legal 

environment of business and introduces each of the major functional fields of business-management 

information systems, accounting, finance, management, and marketing. 

Third, the curriculum provides for a choice of a major by the student. The student is permitted to select a major from 

accounting, business economics, finance, risk management and insurance, real estate, management, management information 

systems, production operations management, marketing management, sales, logistics marketing and international business. 

Fourth, the Bachelor of Business Administration curriculum provides students with a number of open electives. Through 
these electives, the student may select courses particularly suited to her or his own interests, thus providing an opportunity for 
the student to pursue in greater breadth and depth the study of business or related fields. 




BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 



Ramon Gabriel Aguillon, sumtna cum laude 



Erin Ann Gerlach, summa cum laude 
Brian James Lee, summa cum laude 



Krista Danielle Way, summa cum laude 



Corey Leigh Chism, magna cum laude 
Nikia Latrell Johnson, magna cum laude 
May Kassm, magna cum laude 
Nicholas Ayshford Krueger, magna cum laude 



Ka Kit Leung, magna cum laude 
Tyson Edward Neas, magna cum laude 
Tania Lynn Nelson, magna cum laude 
Christina Perry Robertson, magna cum laude 



Billie Jo Maria Smith, magna cum laude 
Sofiya Zelikov, magna cum laude 



Priscilla Lynn Adkins, cum laude 
Penne Lucas Ainsworth, cum laude 
Joseph Allen Beegle,Jr.,cwra laude 
Jason Michael Boyce, cum laude 
Jennie Blair Crawford, cum laude 
Daniel Earl Dunn, cum laude 
Angela Fisher, cum laude 

(with Honors in Business) 
Leslie Anne Gipson, cum laude 
Jonathan Brian Green, cum laude 



Wendi Leigh Harrison, cum laude 
Ashley Camille Jackson, cum laude 
Monica Latrice Jones, cum laude 
Steven E. Judd, Jr., cum laude 
Teresa Casale Kolvek, cum laude 
Gerald Davis Lawson,Jr.,c«m laude 
Melanie D Ann Mathis, cum laude 
Juanyeene Michele Mitchell, cum laude 
Natalie Brook Nelson, cum laude 

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Rachel Alyson Plant, cum laude 
Christopher William Raebel, cum laude 
Jarlon Quwayne Reames, cum laude 
Chelsey Brooke Roberts, cum laude 
Laura Beth Roberts, cum laude 
Elizabeth Jane Rogers, cum laude 
Ronald Brent Scroggins, cum laude 
Angela Marie Taylor, cum laude 
Jeremy Bryan Wilson, cum laude 



BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (continued) 



Keith Alan Acton 
Italia Amparan 
Robert James Amundson, Jr. 
Lana Carolyn Anderson 
Virginia Faye Andrews 
Tammy Janelle Beasley 
Tonya Ruth Beckley 
Kaley Brook Beeman 
Marianne Benton 
Charles Houston Black 
Alton Linwood Bloodworth III 
Kaci Leigh Brant 
Paula Ann Briley 
Yolanda Nicole Brooks 
Alicia Gayle Brown 
Barbara Elois Brown 
Hudson Clark Brown, Jr. 
Julie Kline Buchanan 
Tammy Ann Bullock 
Cedric Jerome Burgess 
Robert Franklin Caldwell, Jr. 
Brian Allan Chancellor 
Timothy Gerome Chapman 
Suraya Che Hassan 
Junsheng Chen 
Jeremy Austin Chinn 
Mark Clinton Comes 
Zachary Martin Cook 
Vince Sergio Costello 
Patricia Covington 
Lamonte Antonio Cunningham 
Kristopher Mikal Danielson 
Gregory Morris Davis 
Krystal Karol Duckery 
Amy Elizabeth Dudley 
Kendall Lamarr Elam 



Shannon Christina Fender 
Barbara Elaine Fields 
Benjamin Philip Ford 
Stephanie Jean Foster 
Nyla Lynee Gailes 
Marcus Arelius Gaines 
Christy Michelle Gann 
Cynthia Levetta Geathers 
Mark Frank Giaroli 
Laura Ann Gibbs 
Phillip Charles Ginn 
Earlene Ruth Graves-Yancy 
Sharon Lynn Gray 
Stephen Thomas Hagan 
Veronica Elizabeth Hall 
Matthew Olean Harrison 
Darryl Keith Hearn 
Charles Anthony Herrin 
Jennifer Leigh Herring 
Timothy Paul Hill 
Richard K. Hogans 
William Sherman Holloway 
Tina Vanessa Holly 
Carol Inman Holt 
Preston Robert Hudson 
Adriana Lee Hudspeth 
Kimberlyjean Hunt 
John Thomas Inman 
Cynthia Pearson Ison 
Veronica Nichol James 
Robert Jeff Jenkins 
Donnie Christopher Johnson 
Lois Inez Johnson 
Judith Ann Johnson-Bellecy 
David Lance Jolly, Jr. 
James Henry Jones IV 
Sandra Yvette Jones 



Wendy Lynn Kidwell Kant 
Jerry Wayne Keoughjr. 
Lawrence Edward Knight 
Victoria McCaslin Laurie 
James Nelson LeSure 
Lachanda Nadian Littlejohn 
Oi Lai Loo 
Nenad Lukic 
Amy Claire Luter 
Peterson Magloire 
Chad Alan Mains 
David Wayne Marlar 
Theresa Marie McGee Martin 
William Russell McDaniel 
Carlee Miranda McFadden 
Amanda Bartosch McGee 
April Dawn Meinhardt 
Joshua David Miller 
Brooks Varner Monaghan III 
Christopher Alan Mulder 
Stacey Renee Naifeh 
Charles David Neal 
Denise A. Neely 
Minh Huu Nguyen 
Keith Dewayne Nichols 
Jamie Lynn Orcholski 
Malinda Sue O'Reilly 
Clemente Gregorio Ortiz Obenza 
DeWayne Allen Owens 
Drew Arthur Pairamore 
ReshmaAmrat Patel 
Edward Hall Patterson III 
Gary Michael Patterson 
Robert Bryan Peck 
Altha Stephens Peoples 
Patrick Heath Peterson 



Jason Christopher Polston 
Wayne Stewart Prescott 
Rebecca Jeannine Proctor 
Brian Dennis Reddin 
Dale Robinson 
Larry Rodgers 
Michael Louis Rude 
Kristine Michelle Ruff 
Pavel Sagalevitch 
Richard Hal Sailors 
Steven Craig Schmidle 
David Joshua Scobey 
Ryan Gail Seidner 
James Daniel Sharpe 
Denise Rochelle Smith 
William Jason Smith 
Charles Davis Smithers,Jr. 
Katrina Michelle Snow 
Loyce Katherine Stelling 
Michael Eugene Stuart 
James Suggs, Jr. 
Robert Bret Taylor 
Christopher Corbyn Townsend 
Christopher Rae Traicoff 
Kristian Montrell Triplett 
June Elizabeth Turner 
Pamela Lynn Skelton Walker 
Arthur Wayne Warren II 
Yolanda Denise Washington 
Jeffrey Allen White 
Kevin Allen Whiteside 
Derek Adam Whittaker 
Gary Thomas Whitten 
Ochinda Marsay Wiley 
Grady Lee Wilkes 
Ronnie Lee Williams, Jr. 



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THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Dean Ralph J. Faudree, Jr., Ph.D. 

The aims and purposes of The College of Arts and Sciences are summarized in these words that 
serve as part of our official statement in the catalog issue of the University Bulletin: "The program of 
liberal studies aims (1) to provide students with a store of factual knowledge; (2) to introduce them 
to varying sets of principles; (3) to stimulate them to think about and to evaluate these facts and 
principles; and (4) to encourage them to order their own affairs and those of society with the talent, 
insight, and discrimination which they develop." We have been privileged to pursue these aims with 
the following students who are candidates for the five degrees which we offer: 



Dean Thomas DeCandia, summa cum laude 
Rachel Elizabeth Dwyer, summa cum laude 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

Christy Carole Garrett, summa cum laude 
Kelli Haunani Krieger, summa cum laude 
Sara Palaskas Rauchle, summa cum laude 



Alisyn Smith, summa cum laude 
Cynthia Claire Stobbe, summa cum laude 



Rachel Rooks Bagley, magna cum laude 
Kimberly Gay Benson, magna cum laude 
Jane Ann Burke, magna cum laude 
Wanda Gaile Davidson, magna cum laude 
Lauren Elizabeth Dunlap, magna cum laude 



Shannon Marie Foster, magna cum laude Kimberly Webb Marston, magna cum laude 

Whitney Ellen Huey, magna cum laude Gary Allen Sliva, magna cum laude 

Richard Lawrence Kearney, magna cum laude Amy Catherine Spencer, magna cum laude 
Mary Shannon Langford, magna cum laude Sheila Jean Tagavilla, magna cum laude 

Amy Rebecca Wilson, magna cum laude 



Melanie Lynn Bach, cum laude 
Brandon Wayne Banks, cum laude 
Deborah Carol Boyd, cum laude 
Stephanie Michel Brown, cum laude 
David Jerome Galbreath, Jr., cmot laude 



Christina Nicole Hunt, cum laude 

Tamika Michell Jones, cum laude 
(with Honors in English) 

Kori LeAnne Kuehl, cum laude 

Amy Claire Lawson, cum laude 

Ginger Faye Nalley, cum laude 

Christie Ann Robinson, cum laude 



August Mitchell Rowland, cum laude 
(with Honors in English) 

Lisa Ellen Segal, cum laude 

Carrie LeeAnn Simpson-McFay, cum laude 

Jacquelyn L.Taylor-Mays, cum laude 

Toni Chrisco Webb, cum laude 



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BACHELOR OF ARTS (continued) 



Michael Alan Akin, Jr. 
Jacqueline Claire Baertschi 
Wanda M. Barron 
Armella Angelique Becton 
Natasha Nicole Belle 
Tobie Covette Benton 
LaTonia Nicole Bills 
Jennifer Jean Birch 
Bryan Edward Blair 
Jason Elliott Blankenship 
Michelle Lynn Brown 
LaWanda Latrice Burnett 
Betty J. Buyer 
Lauren Elizabeth Cepreni 
Joseph Abraham Chamoun.Jr. 
Kimberly Anne Chappell 
Mark Raymond Childress 
Jennifer Suzanne Christian 
Jason Thomas Cooper 
Jennifer Renee Cowan 
Craig Martin Cunningham 
Christopher Michael Danosky 
Melanie Nicole Dugger 
Ray Meri Edwards 
Kenneth R. Fisher, Jr. 
Cynthia Ann Flake 
Michael Julian Gaines 
Charles Arthur Garmon 
Demetrios Joe Garrett 
Wendi Lovelace Garrett 
Robert Louis Gatewood.Jr. 



Ernest Alexander Greenleaf 

Nathan Scott Gregory 

Charles Edward Hardeman 

Aleathea Careese Harris 

Paul D. Harvey 

Kevin James Havens 

Christa Ann Lee Hawkins 

Shuhei Hayakawa 

Hilary Anne Hayes 

Danika Hays 

Susan Anstey Hazard 

Gary Wayne Hellman, II 

Angela Michelle Henderson 
(with Honors in English) 

Whitney Suzanne Henderson 

Deborah Jean Hermann 

Travis Richard Jackson Hill 

Ronald Lewis Holland 

Lance D. Howard 

Yevette Michele Hughes 

Joey Allen Jaciunde 

Michael Gerald Jackson 

Christopher Douglas Johnson 

Dorenda Lynesia Johnson 

Angela Renee Jones 

Anthony Donnell Jones 

Shyranda Jordan 

Terry Lee Jordan 

David Bret Kilgore 

Tiffany Shea Lemmons 

Patricia Ann Lewis 



Brandi Markell Love 
Rickey Retitus McBride 
Ronald Lanier McGuire 
SamanthaAnne Mclsaac 
Renee Cannell Meeks 
Constance Denise Mickens 
Aaron Ben Molasky 
Angela Renee Morris 
Sean Frank Mullikin 
Renee Cannell Murry 
Amber Mechelle Needham 
Shelia Marie Norman 
Jeremy Bernard Oehmen 
Jennifer Diana Pack 
Carrie Sue Perry 
K. Diane Peters 
Carol Jean Peterson 
Jennifer Lynn Phares 
Charles Jack Pieratt 
Mark Ashton Ramsay 
Robin Carol Ray 
Donna Denise Reed 
Caley Anderson Rhea 
Consuello Richardson 
Ava Bulloch Ridley 
Jarred D. Rush 
Charles Edward Russell 
Andrea Renee Rutherford 
Linda Rebecca Seago 
Francine Helen Seeden 
James Clifton Sellers, III 



Erika Elizabeth Shumann 
Chernika Drugina Smith 
Emily Gibson Smith 
Michelle Elaine Smith 
Shannon Leigh Smith 
Timothy Michael Snowden 
Erika Marie Stinson 
Jonathan Aaron Strahan 
Janet Elease Stuckey 
Lisa Carol Sullivan 
Juanita Yvonne Swift 
Matthew ElishaTalley 
NancyJ.Tatum 
Derrick Marcel Tennial 
Camilla Dean Tennyson 
Mamie Gail Terrell 
Brian Wayne Tichenor 
Micah Micajah Towns 
Christopher Carr Turner 
Lorin Michelle Vincent 
Penny Ann Walker 
Melissa Lea Wheeler 
Clemeteen Whitmore 
Jeremy Brandon Austin Williams 
Kimberly Rose Williamson 
Robin Lorraine Wilson 
Stephanie Claudia Wilson 
Frederick Marshall Wittber 
Tamala Woods 
Guy David Yarbro 



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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

The Bachelor of Science is the degree awarded to those students who complete 
majors in one or more of the natural, physical, or social sciences: 



Ashley Anne Nations, summa cum laude 



Radha Bakshi, magna cum laude 
Jennifer Dayle Dykstra, magna cum laude 



John Carl Hyden, magna cum laude 
Mahboubeh SayedTaghavi, magna cum laude 



Zhi Guang Zhao, magna cum laude 



Martina Marie Laqua Gross, cum laude 
Ryan Alan Hansen, cum laude 
Ryan Thomas Kendall, cum laude 



Michael Alan Kiggins, cum laude 
Ibrahim Said Souki, cum laude 
William Paul Stamey, cum laude 



Thuyuyen Thi To, cum laude 
Christopher Alan Trout, cum laude 



Adnan Atic 

Stephanie Carmen Carr 
ThaoThi Le Chau 
Annetha B. Cox 
Tekeyia Lene Elmore 
Tamisha LaShon Estes 
Darrell Jerome Gailes 
Angela Diane Garrett 
Stephanie Renee Greene 



LaTonya Dockiena Isaiah 
David Jackson 
Ahmadu Abdullah Jaiteh 
Gwynne Hooper Lindsey 
Carl William Long 
Mandi Dawn Malone 
Rachel Deloris Muhammad 
LanghiThi Nguyen 
Lisa Lynnette Peoples 
Tonia Terrell Pettigrew 



Mary Elizabeth Phelps 

Farinaz Rafia 

Hiawatha LaChelle Renfroe 

Lisa Renee Rutz 

Jason Michael Scott 

Jon Patrick Seiler 

Jennifer Leigh Shivers 

Wendy Christine Abington Whitaker 

Marilyn Williams 



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THE DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STUDIES 

AFROTC DETACHMENT 785 
CANDIDATES FOR AIR FORCE COMMISSION 

The Department of Aerospace Studies offers a curriculum to prepare men and women for commissioned 
service in the United States Air Force. The courses and Leadership Laboratory are designed to complement the 
student's work in her or his major field of study. A minor in Aerospace Studies is offered to those who complete 
18 semester hours of Air Force ROTC courses. 

The General Military Course, open to all University students, comprises four semesters of survey-level 
instruction on the development and organization of the Air Force. A month of summer training at an active Air 
Force base leads to membership in the Professional Officer Course for selected cadets and applicants from the 
University at large. During their final two years of graduate or undergraduate schooling, Air Force ROTC cadets 
study comprehensive courses in leadership and management and American defense policy. The cadets organize 
and conduct a broad range of extracurricular activities to develop leadership skills and managerial experience to 
meet the course objectives of Leadership Laboratory. 

Upon graduation and completion of the Air Force ROTC program, the cadets are commissioned as active duty 
Second Lieutenants and assume the responsibilities of managing our nation's aerospace defense resources. 

Troy Carr 




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THE DEPARTMENT OF NAVAL SCIENCE 

NAVAL ROTC UNIT 

CANDIDATES FOR NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMMISSION 

The Department of Naval Science provides a four-year and a two-year program of instruction leading to a commission 
as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserves. The program is voluntary and students may 
withdraw from the program at any time during their freshman year. At the start of the sophomore year, scholarship 
students enter into an agreement with the Department of the Navy that specifies active duty service after college work 
is completed. These programs are open to men and women. 

The four-year program is geared to students who enter the NROTC program as freshmen. Students are introduced 
to the field of naval science, which encompasses a broad variety of subjects ranging from basic seamanship to fleet 
operations. Topics covered during the first half of the four-year program include principles of naval ships systems, naval 
weaponry, seapower, and maritime affairs. The second half (junior and senior years) is devoted to navigation and naval 
operations, naval leadership and management and, for Marine option students, amphibious warfare and a study of 
warfare through the ages. Six-week summer training cruises are also part of the naval science program. While 
participating in summer training, students receive per diem and are provided room, board, medical care, and travel to 
and from training. 

The two-year program is offered to upper-level students only. Students apply for enrollment through the Professor 
of Naval Science before the spring semester of their sophomore year. Following acceptance, students attend the six- 
week Naval Science Institute in Newport, Rhode Island, during the summer between the sophomore and junior years. 
Upon return to campus, students are enrolled in the NROTC program and participate as regular scholarship students. 

Upon graduation and completion of the Naval ROTC Program, midshipmen are commissioned as Ensigns in the 
United States Naval Reserves or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps Reserves and execute their active duty service 
agreements. 

Ensign William Christopher Baker 
Ensign Gilbert Drew Gay 
Second Lieutenant Rennie Reno Givens 
Second Lieutenant Brian Russell Hedin 
Ensign Diana Lee Howell, cum laude 
Ensign Micah Lenox, magna cum laude 
Ensign Jonathan Matthew Lovelace 
Ensign Timothy Michael Snowden 




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THE UNIVERSITY BRASS ENSEMBLE 

Mr. David W. Spencer, Conductor 
BAND PERSONNEL 



Trumpet 

Joel Rusche 
Chris Carrillo 
Chris Cooper 
Ward Yager 
Lionel Cable 
Geoff Scheusner 
Zachery Conway 



Trombone 

Chris Hunter 
Sid Barker 
Jason Wells 
Matthew May 



Horn 

Shawn Hagen 
Angela Winter 
Aleah Smith 
Patricia Brumbaugh 



Tuba/Baritone 
Shawn Schacht 
Sean Murphy 
Tim Simpson 






SPECIAL APPRECIATION 

On behalf of the University, appreciation is extended to the staff of The Pyramid 
Arena for their assistance and support of The University of Memphis, 

and to 

Ms Cindy Boosey Interpreter 

The Interpreting Service for the Deaf, Inc. 




The University 
Memphis 



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NATIONAL ANTHEM 



ALMA MATER 



Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light 
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, 
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight 
O'er the ramparts we watch d were so gallantly streaming? 
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, 
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. 
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? 



Stand firm, O Alma Mater, 
Through all the years to come; 
In days of youth and beauty 
Thy halls have been our home. 
In time of preparation 
Great lessons didst thou teach 
Til now, O Alma Mater, 
The stars we'll strive to reach. 



Commencement Directed by: 
Commencement Team: 



Dr. Marion F. Emslie, Director of Commencement 

Mr. William L.Akey, Enrollment Services 

Dr. Michael Altekruse, Center for Student Development 

Mrs. Katherine Atkinson, Enrollment Services 

Dr. Thomas R. Caplinger, College of Arts and Sciences 

Ms. Virginia Davis, Media Relations 

Mr. Brett H. Foxx, Center for Student Development 

Mr. Brian Meredith, Enrollment Services 

Mrs. Linda Ellis Michael, Special Events 

Mr. David W. Spencer, Music Department 

Ms. Wanda Kilgore Schneider, Commencement Assistant 

Student Assistants: Ms. Liana Mitchell, Ms. Kathryn Tipton, Mr. John D. Maixner, 
Mr. David Xingyan Zhao, Mr. Stephen Shaver, 
Ms. Catherine Brannon, Ms. Angela Wilson, Mr. Joel Wallace, 
Ms. Sharon Ledbetter, and Ms. Tressa White 



Banner Bearers and Ushers: 
Pronouncers: 

Academic Marshals: 



Members,The University of Memphis Student Ambassador Board 

Dr. Robert W McDowell, Department of Communication 
Ms. Anita J. Lenhart, Department of Theatre and Dance 

Dr. Charles Williams, Jr., Dr. Joseph C.Ventimiglia, and Ms. Kelli H. Krieger 

College of Arts and Sciences 
Dr. James M. Lukawitz, Dr. Wade M.Jackson, and Ms. Erin Ann Gerlach 

Fogelman College of Business and Economics 
Ms.Angeline Case-Stett, Ms. Gloria Baxter, and Mr. Jared B. Smith 

College of Communication and Fine Arts 
Dr. Constance R. Matthews, Dr. Nancy J. Nishimura, and Ms. Janet Lunn 

College of Education 
Dr. Jerry L.Anderson, Dr. Jamie W. Hurley, and Mr. San-Aranggi Soemardjar 

Herff College of Engineering 
Dr. Broderick Nichols and Ms. Mary Jordan 

University College 
Ms. Elizabeth A.Thomas, Ms. Sandra S. Kovach, and Ms.Terri Anne Whiteside 

Loewenberg School of Nursing 
Dr. Charles DeWitt 

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law 
Dr. Mary Fry, Ms. Joanna Helming, and Dr. Michael Altekruse 

Graduate School 



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UNIVERSITY IMPACTS LOCAL ECONOMY 



The University of Memphis has a billion-dollar 
impact on the Memphis Economy, studies by the U of 
M's Bureau of Business and Economic Research re- 
veal. Researchers at the bureau say the University is 
responsible for more than 12,000 Memphis-area jobs 
with salaries totalling more than $314 million each 
year. 

But the Bureau's economists say the University has 
a far greater impact on the community because of the 
increased earning power of its graduates and their role 
in business and civic activities. 

Among the key findings of the study: 

•The University of Memphis, with about 2,500 
faculty, staff and part-time employees, writes almost 
$131 million in paychecks each year. 

•The almost 20,000 students enrolled at The U of M 
earn more than $189 million at full- and part-time jobs 
off campus. 

•With a budget totalling $206 million, the Univer- 
sity spent more than $4.8 million during 1996 for 
utilities and more than $6.4 million for maintenance 
and repair of its buildings. 

•University graduates typically earn $600,000 more 
during their working career than their high school 
classmates who did not finish college. That means the 
almost 36,000 U of M graduates living in Shelby 
County will earn $2 1 billion more during their working 
lives. 

The report said The U of M's direct impact on the 
local economy amounted to slightly more than $395 
million, an increase of about $54 million since 1995. 
That figure included salaries, goods and services and 
salaries earned by students attending the University. 
But when researchers consider the effect of the 
University's expenditures as the money was spent 
through the community, the total impact was set at 
slightly more than $1 billion. 

Economists assume that a dollar paid in salaries or 
for goods and services "turns over" or is spent, on 
average, about two times within a community, thus 
increasing the total impact of the money. Purchases 



made by the University help contribute to increased 
employment in the community. 

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research is 
an arm of The U of M's Fogelman College of Business 
and Economics. In an earlier study of the University's 
contribution to the economic health of the Memphis 
area, researchers surveyed employees, faculty, stu- 
dents and graduates about their spending habits, 
income, jobs and civic activities. 

More than 1,400 people responded to the detailed 
questionnaires, and data was supplied by several U of 
M agencies. 

The study revealed the gross family income for 
faculty and staff averaged $62,444, with each em- 
ployee contributing an average of $26,510 to the lo- 
cal economy. Typically, employees spent $600 a 
month on housing, $200 a month for utilities and 
$400 a month for food. The typical employee spent 
$1,000 a year for recreation and another $1,000 for 
medical expenses. They also contributed $1,000 a 
year to religious and charitable organizations. 

Thirty-eight percent of the approximately 20,000 
students have part-time jobs, and 43 percent are 



working full-time, the survey said. The full-time 
workers who attend The University average more 
than $27,000 a year in salaries while part-time 
workers average almost $19,000. 

"With more than 3,000 faculty and staff mem- 
bers, The University of Memphis is one of the 
community's largest employers," said U of M Presi- 
dent V. Lane Rawlins. "The financial impact of 
what we pay our employees and what we spend 
with local businesses is an important part of the 
Memphis economy. 

"But this survey shows that we are much more," 
Rawlins said. "The contribution we make to our 
community is multiplied many times over by the in- 
creased earnings college graduates can expect dur- 
ing their lifetime. Our faculty and staff are active 
members of the community, and are a crucial 
source of well-trained, well-educated workers for 
Memphis-area businesses. Our University contrib- 
utes to a higher quality of life for everyone in the 
community." 

NOTE: For further information, contact the University's Bureau of 
Business and Economic Research at (901) 678-2281. 



Total Economic Impact: $1,014 Billion 



Indirect impact 



I 



$591 Million 



University 
expenditures 
$76 Million 




Student incomes 

$189 Million 



Visitor expenditures 
$27 Million 



Faculty/staff incomes 
$131 Million 



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The University of Memphis is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. 
The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system which comprises six universities, 14 community colleges and 26 area technology centers. 
The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education. 

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action University. It is committed to education of a non-racially identifiable student body. 

PS 4/97-1606 



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College of Arts and Sciences 



Fogelman College of Business 
and Economics 



College of Communication 
and Vine Arts 



College of Education 



Herff College of Engineering 



College and School Banners 

Adding to the pageantry of official ceremonies and featuring symbolic images regalia hoods and sleeve chevrons. Crowning each ensign are stripes indicating 

for each of the University's colleges and schools, the banners were first used in 1989. disciplines within the division, while a gold laurel wreath encircles each emblem. 

The background of each banner corresponds to the color of that unit's academic 








University College 



Loewenberg School of Nursing School of Audiology and 

Speech -Language Pathology 



Cecil C. Humphreys 
School of Law 



Graduate School